Coalition of civil society and community groups in the Niger Delta region, under the auspices of United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy,( UNDEDSS), have given insight to why dreaded militia group, Niger Delta Avengers suspended the ceasefire, blaming it on the inertia of President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressive Congress, (APC) federal government.
In a statement after its emergency NEC meeting in Uyo, Cross Rivers state, late Friday night and signed by UNDEDSS’s Secretary General, Mr. Tony Uranta, the group blamed the Federal Government for Avengers suspension of the unilateral ceasefire it had committed to since mid-2016.
According the group, the Federal Government of Nigeria’s insincerity, inertia and blind belief in the self-serving players in the Presidency was responsible for call off.
The group in its terse statement however called on all agitated groups in the region not to lose all faith in the power of negotiations, even while upbraiding the Federal Government for what UNDEDSS termed its insensitivity and insincerity.
UNDEDSS said that evidence are abound of federal government failure to address the vex issues, especially in it’s ignoring the nationally popular call for restructuring and non-take-off of the National Maritime University, Okerenkoko till date.
“Nigerians have nobody to blame, but the Presidency which has not shown good faith concerning the Niger Delta region, for the imminent negative impact on the national economy of this portentous suspension of a ceasefire that was not respected by the Federal Government ab initio anyway “, Uranta said.